Street Talk: That one really stings

The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce is blaming Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for rubbing SALT in the wounds of small businesses.

Street Talk: Leaving their mark

The 2021 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch have left a big impact on the economy.

Street Talk: GROW’s growth track

Grand Rapids Opportunity for Women issued its 2020 annual report on June 15, highlighting data on the organization’s banner year of lending and program development, as well as anecdotes from small business owners who received COVID-19 relief funds from GROW.

Street Talk: Big wheel keep on turning

General Motors’ Wyoming facility hit a major milestone in axle production last month.

Street Talk: Leaving home behind

Michigan’s business leaders see robust growth ahead in the state’s economy during the next six to 12 months and plan a return to in-person office work in the 3rd and 4th quarters of this year, according to a quarterly economic survey completed by Business Leaders for Michigan.

Street Talk: The pause that refreshes

City Built Brewing Company no doubt was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the brewery managed to find ways to innovate and still drive sales, to the point where it may not want to go back to normal.

Street Talk: Make life more than a job

Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids is on a mission to raise awareness throughout West Michigan about the many career opportunities currently available and the value of having a job. 

Street Talk: Shopping trends revealed

Think your shopping choices haven’t changed much during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Street Talk: Schools are breathing easier

Over 100,000 Fellowes AeraMax Air Purifiers are now in U.S. schools, according to Holland-based Trendway.

Street Talk: Ready for the office?

Michigan’s top executives are cautiously optimistic about 2021 economic conditions and looking forward to a return to in-person work later this year.

Street Talk: Meijer sets supplier diversity event

On the heels of a similar successful event last year, Meijer Inc. announced it will host a second supplier diversity event in May, giving diverse-owned businesses nationwide the opportunity to showcase their offerings for interested Meijer merchants.

Street Talk: Support for K-12, talent and mobility

Business Leaders for Michigan, the state’s business roundtable, has weighed in to support key provisions of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget recommendation.

Street Talk: Home help promise

Northpointe Bank’s funding partnership with Seeds of Promise is once again bearing fruit in the community.

Street Talk: Made in the shade

Grand Rapids’ goal of having a 40% tree canopy citywide by 2025 has some more green behind it.

Street Talk: Gold attendance stars

Michigan’s 38 senators and 110 representatives missed 3,791 roll call votes in 2020, according to the Missed Votes Report.

Street Talk: Muskegon makes listening a top priority

A pandemic with stay-at-home orders, online classrooms, virtual public meetings, cancelled community events, shuttered businesses and unprecedented election-year discord has left a relationship void between Muskegon citizens and their elected officials.

Street Talk: Community roots run deep

Roots Brew Shop in Grand Rapids has been able to keep its doors open by adapting and finding innovative ways to keep its customer base engaged amid ongoing COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Street Talk: Take care with Medicare

Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Michigan-based nonprofit health plan, is cautioning consumers about a recent Medicare scam.

Street Talk: Home for Thanksgiving takes on new meaning

Kids’ Food Basket (KFB) is partnering with Mel Trotter Ministries (MTM) to bring a healthy and nutritious Thanksgiving meal to Kent County families in need.

Street Talk: Kentwood wraps up new master plan

Following planning and community engagement efforts spanning more than three years, the city of Kentwood has adopted an updated Master Plan that serves as the city’s long-range vision for growth, land use, development and open space conservation.